We acknowledge that recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First Peoples of this country and that sovereignty was never ceded is vital to our purpose.
The Reconciliation process requires an ongoing effort to repair the strained relationship that has existed for hundreds of years between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. To achieve genuine reconciliation, we must foster an environment that promotes deep mutual respect among these groups, resulting in positive changes in our nation's culture and capacity.
The University will introduce its new Indigenous Strategy 2023-2027 in July 2023. The strategy will work towards profound change, positioning the University as a national and global leader in Indigenous research and higher education, and advocating for Indigenous excellence. It pledges to adopt bold, innovative, and proactive approaches in collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, through 21 transformative projects aimed at embedding Indigenous perspectives across all University activities